A "Let's Play" series by BarackObeezy: http://youtube.com/barackobeezy
Available on YouTube Not
available on the Let's Play Archive.
I created this series at around the beginning of 2012, just around the end of January. I had prematurely ended the Skyrim series after a bout of "doing my own thing" (which, inadvertently, screwed up my saves) and installing countless mods.
This series was only my second "Let's Play" (ACR came right after this one if I recall correctly), so I was rather inexperienced in making these and thus sped up a bunch of scenes to cut down on time I wasted messing up. I was largely vested in a 15-20 minute time slot, but eventually it ballooned to almost a full blown hour, even with scenes cut out and sped up.
Overall, though, I am largely impressed with the finished product. After I had filmed all these clips, I ended up with a good, long, 9 and a half hours of film. Now that I have the confidence of uploading these here, I hope you can enjoy them the same way I did making them.
: Do you have any other Let's Plays here on the Internet Archive?
: Yes, I have Assassin's Creed Revelations
, which should be the first or second result that pops up when you search for it here. I may also be uploading my uncompleted The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
run in the foreseeable future.
: How does a creeper like me contact you?
: You can message me on YouTube, BarackObeezy. In the unlikely case my account is closed or otherwise gone I'll update this page with new contact info.
: Are these original files or YouTube copies?
A: Unfortunately, these are YouTube's encoded copies. I am however working on two series now, Max Payne 3
and Hitman Blood Money
that will be uploaded raw on here, albeit in the familiar MP4 format.
: What is the resolution and bitrate on these bad boys?
: The resolution for all videos is 1440x1080 with the exception of the last episode.
As for the bitrate, it's actually pretty low for an otherwise "HD" resolution. I initially encoded these videos at 6,000kbps but moved up to about 8,000kbps to see if I could spot the difference. I couldn't, at least not in a yellowish-tinted game like this, but I kept the setting at 8k. However, YouTube drastically reduced the quality further by halving it, making it around 4,000kbps. The last episode (which is 960x720) has a bitrate of about 2,000kbps.
: Whats the size of the collection in MP4, all together?
: 14.6GB, more or less.
: Can I archive these?
: Making an archive of content downloaded from another archive? Brilliant! I have no qualms with this. I've tried submitting my works to a sort-of affiliated archive, "lparchive.org", but they rejected my entries on the grounds I didn't have a fancy Something Awful account (which is, incidentally, something awful). If anyone could publish my run there, I would be forever grateful, and of course you would have my permission to submit it in the first place. If you have another archive in mind, you're free to archive my works there too, though.
: I have another question and/or I hate your guts so much!
: Please tell me on YouTube. As for the hate part, what the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You're fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You're fucking dead, kiddo.
Thanks for reading.